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Head of Inclusion & Diversity job

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Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Business Services - Other
Employment:  Other
Impact Area:  Entrepreneurship
Company Name:  Techstars
Country:  United States


Head of Inclusion & Diversity

Techstars is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive global community where everyone feels welcomed, valued and comfortable being their authentic selves.  While we believe it’s everyone’s responsibility to foster an inclusive environment, the Head of Inclusion and Diversity will be responsible for working across Techstars to ensure we are diverse, inclusive, and evoke a strong sense of belonging within our company and across our entire network.  

The Head of Inclusion & Diversity will report to the co-CEO and will lead and champion Techstars’ diversity, inclusion, and belonging strategy. We are looking for a visionary leader who is able to build relationships across the organization and able to drive initiatives to improve our internal practices. It is our hope that the practices we are able to implement as an organization will ultimately have a positive ripple effect on our larger community and with our strategic partners.  We are looking for someone who has demonstrated a passion for building and supporting diverse communities, experience driving large-scale change within a global business, and who isn’t shy about being innovative and driving new ideas or initiatives.

What You Will Do:

In partnership with the CEO, COO, and VP Of People Operations, the Head of Inclusion & Diversity will:

  • Gain a thorough, holistic, and honest understanding of how Techstars is currently doing from an inclusion and diversity perspective

  • Develop and champion an innovative I&D strategy that informs the business strategy

  • Create metrics for measuring the effectiveness of diversity initiatives implemented and provide regular reports to leadership and the Board of Directors

  • Lead trainings to educate employees and leadership on how to recognize, accommodate, and appreciate individual differences and how these can be leveraged to drive the success of the team, business unit, and organization

  • Partner with the People Ops team to implement initiatives to ensure that we are attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse workforce

  • Build and maintain relationships with external organizations and communities to strengthen the partnership between Techstars and diverse entrepreneurial communities around the world

  • Counsel the People Ops and Legal teams to ensure that all inclusion and diversity related legislation is understood and followed in all of our global locations  

  • Work closely with internal teams in outreach, recruitment, selection, and content to ensure that Techstars is attracting and supporting diverse entrepreneurs across accelerator and community programs  

  • Establish and support I&D Advisory Boards

  • Serve as an evangelist to audiences around the world to speak candidly about our successes and learnings in improving inclusion and diversity within the Techstars network

About You:

  • A strong passion for and experience championing I&D initiatives in the workplace, preferably at a high-growth technology company

  • Strong leadership skills with a track record of managing large-scale change

  • Outstanding communication skills, written and oral, including the ability to talk effectively to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders including C-suite executives and board members

  • Strong business acumen and ability to seamlessly integrate D&I initiatives to drive business success

  • Deep understanding of existing I&D best practices and shortcomings and considered an innovative leader within the field

  • An analytical mind with the ability to translate data insights into tactical plans in order to influence and drive action at all levels of the organization

  • Incredibly self-driven problem solver who enjoys working through big challenges by seeking novel solutions

  • Embody the Techstars values of Give First, Founders First, Network over Hierarchy, and Quality over Quantity  

About Techstars

Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.  

Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.1 billion.

Techstars is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Techstars does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

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